Nasty Boys

June 7, 2011

A nurse I met in an obstetrician’s office told me she could always determine the sex of a baby from the ultra sound images. She said if you saw a fetus with both hands floating in the air it was a girl. But if you saw only one hand it was a boy. “Why’s that?” […]

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Long Live the “Queen”

May 29, 2011

Not speaking here of Elizabeth or Latifah, but Oprah. At the risk of alienating millions of Americans, I am critical of Oprah Winfrey’s interminable, self-indulgent farewell to her fans over the past 25 years of “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”  Did I miss the day she was appointed or anointed “Queen of America?” Let me make […]

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Be Happy, But Do Worry

May 2, 2011

Am I glad Osama bin Laden is dead?  Yes.  Do I think the American people are now more safe from terrorism?  No, not at all.  We may be in more danger. I worry about how members of Al-Qaeda reacted after hearing that the United States finally got their hero and leader, and shot him to […]

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Dumb and Getting Dumber

April 29, 2011

You’ve seen snippets of their ignorance on Jay Leno’s “Jaywalking” feature on late night TV.  Dumb Americans.  After struggling to name   the date of Independence Day and failing, they giggle.  “Ha, ha, ha,” we laugh back, when we should be crying, “Boo, hoo, hoo.”  Americans can’t be that stupid.  Well, there’s more proof they are. […]

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Changing Identities

April 3, 2011

I didn’t want to move to Boston.  My husband and I were quite content in Washington, DC, where we had made our home and raised our two children over 32 years.  But after retirement we, like many other Baby Boomers, considered where we might want to spend the rest of our lives.  I could still […]

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